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Tesla Lemon Law Case with Vince Megna

Posted on April 18, 2014 by Dana Manner
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        Vince Megna “King of Lemons” posted video of his most recent high profile lemon law cases involving a Tesla.

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NACA 2014 Auto Fraud Conference

Posted on April 18, 2014 by Dana Manner
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I am pleased to announce that I will be speaking at the National Association of Consumer Advocates 2014 Auto Fraud Conference in San Diego, California. The conference, which begins on April 24, 2014 will be attended by consumer advocate attorneys from around the country that specialize in auto fraud litigation. I am honored to be […]

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FTC’s “Operation Steer Clear” Drives Home That Auto Ads Must Be Truthful

Posted on January 22, 2014 by Dana Manner
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The Federal Trade Commission announced  that nine auto dealers agreed to settle deceptive advertising charges, and the agency is taking action against a 10th dealer, in a nationwide sweep focusing on the sale, financing, and leasing of motor vehicles. According to the complaints, the dealers made a variety of misrepresentations in print, Internet, and video […]

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Florida Car Dealer Earl Stewart Speaks Out Against Other Dealer’s Sales Practices – Radio Station Cancels Stewart’s Show

Posted on January 3, 2014 by Dana Manner
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Earl Stewart, a prominent Florida car dealer and radio show host for the past 7 years, is now the “former” host of his Saturday morning radio program, where Stewart answered calls from listeners on everything from how to buy a car without getting ripped off, to how to service a car, get the most of a […]

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Ally Financial Car Loans Discriminate Against Minority Buyers – Says Department of Justice and CFPB

Posted on January 3, 2014 by Dana Manner
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The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and Department of Justice (DOJ) obtained a consent order against Ally Financial Inc. and Ally Bank to pay $80 million in damages  for car loan discrimination, and $18 million in penalties. This order against Ally represents the federal government’s largest auto loan discrimination settlement in history. When consumers buy a car, the […]

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Florida Car Dealers Charge Buyers for Electronic Filing Fees – But is it “Legit”?

Posted on December 31, 2013 by Dana Manner
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Florida car dealers are authorized to process titles and registrations using an electronic filing system (EFS) which was implemented in 1996. Dealers may then issue permanent tags rather than temporary tags and car buyers pay an additional fee to the dealer for this service. Few dealers, if any, based upon the transactions that the author […]

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Hail Damaged Cars with Clean Titles Hit the Market as Predicted

Posted on December 30, 2013 by Dana Manner
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As predicted over a year ago in an article on the MannerLaw Blog, cars that had been declared total losses by their insurance companies have been repaired and are being resold with clean titles and clean vehicle history reports. One of the cars featured in the earlier article was a 2012 Audi S4 VIN: WAUDGAFL9CA096324. According […]

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Florida Automobile Dealers Association – Accuse Florida Judges of Ignorance

Posted on October 22, 2013 by Dana Manner
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The Florida Automobile Dealers Association (FADA) released a Legislative Alert earlier this year, encouraging member to support their lobbying effort to have Fla. Stat. 501.98 passed into law. This statute provides that before a consumer can sue a dealer for violations of Fla. Stat. 501.976 of Florida’s Unfair and Deceptive Trade Practices Act (FDUPTA) the […]

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Florida Used Car Buyers Beware

Posted on February 15, 2013 by Dana Manner
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CAMBRIDGE, Mass., December 12, 2012 – Car shoppers looking to save money by buying a used car instead of a new one will want to take note of findings from a recent study by auto shopping site CarGurus (www.cargurus.com), which indicate that roughly one in six (16%) used cars listed for sale in the U.S. shows […]

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USA Today Article Quotes Miami Consumer Advocate Attorney Dana Manner

Posted on February 7, 2013 by Dana Manner
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February 7, 2013 USA Today “Confident Consumer” reporter Jayne O’Donnell published an article on Yo-Yo car financing entitled “Don’t Take Car Until Loan is Final” (pdf copy of article). The article highlights many of the problems surrounding spot-delivery of cars to consumers (i.e. cars are delivered “on the spot” with a promise from the dealer […]

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